The Resource Life sentence, Christie Blatchford

Life sentence, Christie Blatchford

Label
Life sentence
Title
Life sentence
Statement of responsibility
Christie Blatchford
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A beloved crime reporter revisits some of her biggest assignments and passes judgement on our judicial system and especially its judges. When Christie Blatchford wandered into a Toronto courtroom in 1978 for the start of the first criminal trial she would cover as a newspaper reporter, little did she know she was also at the start of a self-imposed life sentence. She has been reporting from Canadian courtrooms for the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail and the National Post ever since. Back in '78, she loved the courts, lawyers and judges, and that persisted for many years. But slowly, surely, she suffered a loss of faith. What happened? It was at the recent Mike Duffy trial she had the epiphany: That judges are the new senators, unelected, unaccountable and overly entitled. Yet unlike senators, they continue to get away with it because any questioning by government or its agents is deemed an intrusion onto judicial independence. In her explosive new book, Christie Blatchford revisits trials from throughout her career and asks the hard questions--about judges playing with the truth--through editing of criminal records, whitewashing of criminal records, pre-trial rulings that kick out evidence the jury can't hear. She discusses bad or troubled judges--how and why they get picked, and what can be done about them. And shows how judges are handmaidens to the state, as in the Bernardo trial when a small-town lawyer and an intellectual writer were pursued with more vigor than Karla Homolka. For anyone interested in the political and judicial fabric of this country, Life Sentence is a remarkable, argumentative, insightful and hugely important book."--
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NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blatchford, Christie
Dewey number
347.71/014
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9960.C2
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Justice, Administration of
  • Judicial power
  • Judges
  • Courts
  • Trials
  • Courts
  • Judges
  • Judicial power
  • Justice, Administration of
  • Trials
  • Canada
Label
Life sentence, Christie Blatchford
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn936978577
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307367877
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
10B362CF-EDD6-46B0-905A-94BF70E8E222
System control number
(OCoLC)936978577
Label
Life sentence, Christie Blatchford
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn936978577
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307367877
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
10B362CF-EDD6-46B0-905A-94BF70E8E222
System control number
(OCoLC)936978577

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